Conventional Home Loan
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What Is A Conventional Home Loan?
Definition of a conventional loan:
Conventional Mortgage Loans can be defined as a government-backed loan or a conventional home loan. Government agencies like the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Loans) insure private lenders against potential defaults. The mortgage home loan insurance is paid for through fees that they collect from the borrowers.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) home loans lends money to lower-income borrowers through their Direct Housing Program. The USDA also guarantees home loans made by private lenders through a different program called the Guaranteed Housing Loans program. In each case the borrowers are responsible for fees that cover the insurance.
Some of the main advantages of a conventional loan vs a Government loan like an FHA, VA or USDA loan is that mortgage insurance or what is known as Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is cheaper. A conventional loan does not require private mortgage insurance if you put down at least 20%.
Pros And Cons of A Conventional Home Loan
The Pros of A Conventional Home Loan
-* Loan amounts of up to $484,350 on the average. More in higher cost areas.
-* No up front Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
-* Mortgage insurance is automatically cancelled after the loan to value drops down to 78% or below.
-* Low Down Payments – Down to 3%
-* Most single family residencies qualify
The Cons of A Conventional Home Loan
Standard Conventional Home Loan Requirements
-* A Downpayment of 5% on up with a typical down payment of 20%.
-* A Credit score of 620 plus
-* Verification of income
-* Verification of employment
-* 2 years of continuous employment history
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